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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
This wine is deep purple in color with a nose
suggesting spices, liquorice and cooked red fruit.
The palate is full bodied with elegant fruit intensity,
some spice and harmonious tannins.
Enjoy with confit of duck, game, black truffle
omelette, chicken with tarragon cream, creamy
cheeses such as Brie or Langue or chocolate desserts.
65% Grenache, 35% Syrah
"The color of the 2009 Seguret Grande Reserve (a blend of 65% concrete-aged Grenache and 35% oak barrel-aged Syrah from 60-year-old vines) is not dissimilar from the Syrah cuvee, a deep ruby/purple with blue tints. It boasts a stunning bouquet of kirsch, blueberries, blackberries, incense and spice box. Full-bodied and rich, this is a fabulous example of what can be achieved in the outlying Cotes du Rhone-Villages appellations. It ranks alongside the brilliant 2007s produced by Domaine de Mourchon. It should drink well for at least a decade.
Mourchon has quickly emerged as one of the leading estates of the Cotes du Rhone village of Seguret. Normally three cuvees are produced although in 2008, no Grande Reserve was made. Proprietor Walter McKinlay continues to prove that humble pedigrees can turn out silky vinous treasures.Range: 91-94
The Wine Advocate
"Dark and juicy, with a lovely espresso and tobacco frame to the dark fig, cassis and violet core. Long and rich through the finish, but with graphite-led cut that adds serious length. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2013. 3,300 cases made."
Set in the hills behind Seguret to the east of the Dentelles de Montmirail and to the west of Ventoux, the Dom. de Mourchon enjoys outstanding views overlooking the Rhone Valley. The vines average age is over 35 years. The Domaine if one of 11 private producers making wine under the Cotes du Rhone Seguret appelation.
A Cote of Many Grapes
The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...Read More About Cotes du Rhone
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...Read More About Rhone Red Blends
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